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# Hope someone can help how can i 2

## Hope someone can help how can i

(OP)
Hope someone can help

how can i add ; in cetain places
e.g. numbers (1 to 4 digits)(ADD;) String text can be any length also contain &+ etc characters)(ADD;) (Price in 0:20 to 1450:00 formatt)(ADD;)(more String Txt)(ADD;) another digit

1 Coke 20 Stock 0
1; Coke; 20; Stock; 0
234 Fanta Grape & Ice Cream 65.20 Room 2
234; Fanta Grape & Ice Cream; 65.20; Room; 2
etc

MCSE NT to 2012, MCITP:EA/SA, MCSA, MCDBA, MCTS, MCP+I, MCP

### RE: Hope someone can help how can i

Hi,

#### CODE

Function SpecialParse(sText As String, Optional DELIM As String = ";") As String
Dim a As Variant, ia As Integer
Const SPACE = " "
'1 Coke 20 Stock 0
a = Split(sText, SPACE)

SpecialParse = a(LBound(a))

If IsNumeric(a(LBound(a))) Then
SpecialParse = SpecialParse & DELIM & SPACE
Else
SpecialParse = SpecialParse & SPACE
End If

For ia = LBound(a) + 1 To UBound(a) - 1
Select Case IsNumeric(a(ia))
Case True
SpecialParse = SpecialParse & DELIM & SPACE & a(ia) & DELIM
Case Else
SpecialParse = SpecialParse & SPACE & a(ia)
End Select
Next

If IsNumeric(a(UBound(a))) Then
SpecialParse = SpecialParse & DELIM & SPACE & a(ia)
Else
SpecialParse = SpecialParse & SPACE & a(ia)
End If
End Function 

Skip,

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### RE: Hope someone can help how can i

A moment of boredom had me create a (slightly clunky) regular expressions solution:

#### CODE

Public Function SpecialParse(sText As String, Optional DELIM As String = ";") As String
With CreateObject("vbscript.regexp")
.Pattern = "(\d+(?:\.\d+)?)\s+|(\w+)\s+(?=[\d\s])"
.Global = True
SpecialParse = .Replace(sText, "$1$2" & DELIM & " ")
End With
End Function 

### RE: Hope someone can help how can i

GrimR,

Was any of this of any use to you?

### RE: Hope someone can help how can i

Anyone home?

Skip,

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for a NUance!

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